Valid from May 1st, 2023
This data protection declaration applies to the processing of personal data by (hereinafter jointly referred to as "Lötschental"):
- Lauchernalp Bergbahnen AG
- Loetschental Marketing AG
- Association Lötschental Tourism
This data protection declaration also covers the processing of personal data in connection with the website www.loetschental.ch and at Lötschental counters and points of sale.
This data protection declaration is an integral part of the general terms and conditions (GTC) of Lötschental and associated microsites, apps and social media.
This data protection declaration takes into account the current legal requirements of the Swiss Federal Data Protection Act (DSG), the Ordinance on the Federal Data Protection Act (VDSG) and the legal requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU-GDPR).
2. Data collection via website www.loetschental.ch (and associated microsites)
2.1 Visit Website
When you visit www.loetschental.ch, each access is temporarily stored in a log file on a server. The following data is stored:
IP address of the requesting computer,
date and time of access,
name and URL of the retrieved data,
Website from which our domain was accessed,
Operating system of your computer and the browser you are using,
Country from which our website is accessed and
Name of your internet access provider.
This data is generally collected and processed anonymously without personal reference for the purpose of enabling use of the website (establishing a connection), ensuring system security and stability over the long term and optimizing the Internet offer, as well as for internal statistical purposes. The information mentioned above is not linked to or stored with personal data.
Only in the event of an attack on the network infrastructure of the website or if there is suspicion of another unauthorized or abusive use of the website will the IP address be evaluated for clarification and defense and, if necessary, as part of criminal proceedings for identification and for civil and criminal action against the concerned user is used.
2.2 Event registrations
You can register for various events on the website. Depending on the event, different personal data is collected. You will be informed in the registration mask which information must be provided and which can be provided voluntarily. The following data is collected regularly:
- First and Last Name
- E-mail address
- postal address
- phone number
- Payment Information
2.3. Booking of accommodation
Accommodation can be booked by third parties (service providers) via the website. When booking accommodation, the following information must be provided:
- First and Last Name
- postal address
- E-mail address
- phone number
- Payment Information
Please note that Lötschental forwards the previous data to the relevant service provider for processing the booking. This will process your data to carry out the booking.
2.4. Booking of package deals
When booking an all-inclusive package, the following information must be provided:
- First and Last Name
- address, zip code, city
- E-mail address
- Surname, first name and date of birth of the travel participants
- Payment method and credit card information
Please note that the data relevant for processing the booking will be forwarded to the service providers involved. They will process your data to carry out the booking.
2.5. Newsletter Sign up
In order to receive the newsletter, the truthful entry of the following personal data (*mandatory) is required:
- Your email address*
- First name*
- Last name*
- Optional: address
By subscribing to the newsletter, you expressly consent to Lötschental using your address and personal data for marketing campaigns, such as sending the newsletter. You can unsubscribe from all marketing campaigns at any time. Contact details can be found below under "Contacts". You will also find an unsubscribe link in all newsletter e-mails.
Lötschental is entitled to commission third parties with the technical processing of marketing campaigns and accordingly has the right to make your personal data available to third parties for this purpose. We use the dodeley® email marketing service to send our newsletter. The provider is indual GmbH, Sebastianplatz 4, PO Box 377, 3900 Brig
The Lötschental newsletter may contain a so-called web beacon (tracking pixel) or similar technical means. A web beacon is a 1x1 pixel, invisible graphic that is associated with the user ID of the respective newsletter subscriber.
For each newsletter sent, there is information on the address file used, the subject and the number of newsletters sent. In addition, you can see which addresses have not yet received the newsletter, to which address it was sent and to which addresses the delivery failed. There is also the opening rate, including information about which addresses have opened the newsletter. Finally, the information about which addresses have unsubscribed. Lötschental uses this data for statistical purposes and to optimize the newsletter in terms of content and structure. This enables Lötschental to better tailor the information and offers in the newsletter to the individual interests of the recipients. The tracking pixel is deleted when you delete the newsletter.
In order to prevent the use of the web beacon in the newsletter, if this is not already the case by default, please set your mail program so that no HTML is displayed in messages.
2.7. Google Analytics
Lötschental uses the services of Google (Universal) Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (www.google.com), for the purpose of designing and continuously optimizing the website in line with requirements. In this context, pseudonymised user profiles are created and small text files stored on your computer ("cookies") are used. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website such as
- Browser type/version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL (the previously visited page)
- Host name of the accessing computer (IP address)
- Time of server request
are transferred to servers of Google Inc., a company of the holding company Alphabet Inc, in the USA and stored there. The IP address is shortened by activating IP anonymization ("anonymizeIP") on this website before transmission within the member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The anonymized IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.
The information is used to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage for the purposes of market research and the needs-based design of these websites. This information may also be transferred to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties process this data on our behalf. According to Google Inc., under no circumstances will the IP address be associated with other data relating to the user.
Users can prevent the data generated by the cookie and related to the website usage by the user in question (including the IP address) being sent to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading the browser plug-in available under the following link and Install: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
As an alternative to the browser plugin, users can click this link to prevent future detection by Google Analytics on the website. An opt-out cookie is stored on the user's device. If users delete cookies, the link must be clicked again.
Lötschental would like to point out that the USA does not have an adequate level of data protection from the point of view of the European Union - among other things due to the topics mentioned in this section. Insofar as Lötschental has explained in this data protection declaration that recipients of data (such as Google) are based in the USA, Lötschental will ensure either through contractual arrangements with these companies or by ensuring that these companies are certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield that your data is protected with our partners with an appropriate level.
2.8. Google Tag Manager
Google Tag Manager allows marketers to manage website tags from one interface. However, the Tag Manager itself, which uses the tags, works without cookies and does not record any personal data. The Tag Manager triggers other tags, which in turn may collect data. Corresponding explanations for these respective third-party providers can be found in this data protection declaration. However, the Google Tag Manager does not use this data. If you have set or otherwise deactivated cookies, this will be taken into account for all tracking tags used with the Google Tag Manager, so the tool will not change your cookie settings.
Google may ask your permission to share some product data (e.g. your account information) with other Google products to enable certain features, e.g. B. to make it easier to add new conversion tracking tags for Google Ads. In addition, Google's developers review product usage information from time to time to further improve the product. However, Google will never pass on data of this type to other Google products without your consent.
2.9. Meta Pixel, Facebook Custom Audiences and Facebook Conversion
When using the website and the microsites, the so-called "meta pixel" of the social network Facebook, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA, or if you are resident in the EU , Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland ("Facebook").
With the help of the meta pixel, Facebook is on the one hand able to determine you as a visitor to our online offer as a target group for the display of advertisements (so-called "Facebook Ads"). Accordingly, Lötschental uses the meta pixel to display the Facebook ads only to those Facebook users who have also shown an interest in Lötschental's online offering or who have certain characteristics (e.g. interests in certain topics or products that are based on the websites visited be determined) that Lötschental transmits to Facebook (so-called “Custom Audiences”). With the help of the meta pixel, Lötschental wants to ensure that Facebook ads correspond to the potential interests of users and are not annoying. With the help of the meta pixel, Lötschental can understand the effectiveness of the Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes, in which Lötschental sees whether users were redirected to the website after clicking on a meta ad (so-called "conversion").
The processing of the data by Facebook takes place within the framework of Facebook's data usage guidelines. Accordingly, general information on the display of Facebook ads in Facebook's data usage guidelines. Specific information and details about the meta pixel and how it works can be found in the Facebook help area.
2.11. EU-US Privacy Shield
Facebook is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee of compliance with European data protection law.
2.13. Links on social media presences
On the website, Lötschental has integrated links to social media profiles on the following social networks:
- Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA,
- Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA,
- Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
- Youtube, a service operated by Google Inc.
- LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland
- TripAdvisor Inc. (400 1st Avenue, Needham, MA 02494 USA)
- TrustYou (Agnes-Pockels-Bogen 1, 80992 Munich)
- HolidayCheck Group AG (Neumarkter Str. 61, 80796 Munich DE)
If you click on the relevant social network icons, you will be automatically redirected to the profile of the relevant network. In order to use the functions of the relevant network there, you sometimes have to log into your user account on the relevant network. If you call up a link to a Lötschental social media profile, a direct connection is established between your browser and the server of the social network in question. This gives the network the information that you have visited our website with your IP address and called up the link. If you link to a network while logged into your account with that network, the content of our site may be linked to your profile on the network, which means that the network can attribute your visit to our website directly to your user account. If you want to prevent this, you should log out before clicking on the relevant links. An assignment takes place in any case if you log in to the relevant network after clicking on the link.
3. Data collection outside the website
Lötschental also processes your personal data outside of the website (e.g. contact via e-mail, telephone, on-site registration for events, accommodation, etc.).
3.2. Third Party Services
In the case of third-party services, Lötschental acts as an intermediary and carries out the bookings on behalf of the service providers. Lötschental forwards the data for booking processing to the relevant service providers. These service providers are responsible for the further processing of the data under data protection law. Unless otherwise informed, the service providers will process the data for processing the booking. You can also involve third parties who process the data on their behalf. Accommodation providers are also legally obliged to register you and your fellow travelers with the authorities.
Depending on the services booked, it may be the case that particularly sensitive personal data must be collected or that you provide such information yourself. This data is forwarded to service providers for the correct fulfillment of the contract. By providing Lötschental with such information, you expressly authorize Lötschental to use this information in accordance with the present provision and to pass it on to the service providers.
3.3. video surveillance
Individual areas of the facilities and points of sale are monitored to ensure the safety of guests and employees. The recordings are stored for a limited period of time.
4. Other Provisions
4.1. Storage of your personal data in a central Lötschental database
Personal data is stored and processed centrally by Lötschental. Lötschental evaluates the data in the central database in order to improve products and services. The data is also evaluated for advertising purposes, in particular to be able to offer you personalized services or product information.
4.2. Disclosure of data to third parties
Lötschental only passes on personal data if you have given your express consent, if there is a legal obligation to do so or if this is necessary to enforce our rights, in particular to enforce claims arising from the contractual relationship.
In addition, data will be passed on to third parties to the extent that this is necessary within the framework of using the website and processing contracts (also outside the website), namely processing your bookings, processing event registrations, processing your ticket purchases and analyzing your user behavior.
Various third-party service providers are explicitly mentioned in this data protection declaration. Another service provider to whom personal data is passed on or who has or may have access to your personal data is the following company: Indual GmbH, Sebastiansplatz 4, Postfach 377, 3900 Brig (web hosting).
Finally, when paying by credit card on the website, credit card information is forwarded to your credit card issuer and to the credit card acquirer. If you decide to pay by credit card, you will be asked to enter all mandatory information.
4.3. Transfer of personal data abroad
Lötschental is entitled to forward your data to companies abroad if this is necessary in connection with the processing of your inquiries, the provision of services and marketing campaigns. These companies are obliged to maintain the privacy of the users to the same extent as the providers themselves. If the level of data protection in a country is considered inadequate within the meaning of the EU General Data Protection Regulation, Lötschental uses a contract to ensure that your personal data is always transferred to the EU - General Data Protection Regulation to be protected.
4.4. Right to information, deletion and correction
You can ask Lötschental for information about your personal data stored by Lötschental at any time free of charge. Requests for information must be submitted in writing with proof of identity. You are also entitled to request the deletion or correction of your personal data stored by Lötschental at any time.
You also have the right to ask Lötschental to return the data that you have given to Lötschental (right to data portability). On request, Lötschental will also pass on the data to a third party of your choice. You have the right to receive the data in a common file format.
You can do this by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We would like to point out that Lötschental reserves the right to demand proof of identity and that if your data is deleted, it will no longer be possible to use the services of Lötschental, or no longer to the full extent.
You can revoke consent to certain data processing at any time with effect for the future.
Please note that by law certain data must be kept for a certain period of time. Such data must therefore remain stored at Lötschental until the expiry of these periods.
4.5. data security
Lötschental uses appropriate technical and organizational security measures that appear appropriate to protect your stored data from manipulation, partial or complete loss and unauthorized access by third parties. The security measures are continuously adapted in line with technological developments.
Lötschental employees and the service companies commissioned by Lötschental are bound to secrecy and to compliance with data protection regulations. In addition, access to personal data is only granted to the extent necessary.
4.6. retention of dataLötschental stores personal data only for as long as is necessary
to use said tracking services within the scope of our legitimate interest;
to carry out services that you have requested or to which you have given your consent to the extent specified above.
Contract data is kept longer because this is required by statutory retention requirements. Storage obligations, which oblige the storage of data, result from accounting and tax regulations.
For all information on the subject of data protection and your data, please contact email@example.com